OW2con'18 Call For Presentations


The Call For Presentations Is Open

How to submit your presentation?

Use the button here to go to the online form that will help you submit your presentation.

However, before you go to the online form, please take the time to review the main themes so that you will have the best chance to be selected.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20th, 2018

Themes

At OW2con, we look for talks that improve the technical skills of open source professionals, strike their imaginations and motivate them to excel professionally. The OW2 annual conference is appreciated for its short, focused and cutting-edge sessions. Please submit a presentation that fits in one or more of the following broad themes.

  • Application Platforms 

    We look for presentations on generic components and application platforms for enterprise information systems spanning from middleware to application framework through big data, business intelligence, BPM, CMS, PLM, Wikis, illustrating open source going mainstream.

  • Privacy & Security 

    Open source software and OW2 have a role to play in this sector. This theme welcomes presentations that demonstrate technologies, projects and best practices that can help position and build the OW2 Privacy and Security Initiative

  • Accessibility 

    This theme aims at illustrating the progress made by the OW2 Open Source Accessibility initiative (OSAi). Here we expect not only demonstrations of Open Source Accessibility technologies and solutions but also the presentations of new opportunities for the initiative

  • Open Cloud 

    This is a session for technical- and business-oriented presentations focusing on open source cloud computing, proposed by members participating in the OW2 Open Source Cloudware Initiative (OSCi) or external technology experts.

  • IoT 

    The broad IoT space is moving toward a platform model that encompasses a number of functional layers providing connectivity, security, data management and application enablement on top of hardware-specific interfaces.

  • Software quality and market readiness 

    Aligned with the OW2 Quality Program "Oscar" (Open-Source Software Capability Assessment Radar), this theme aims at highlighting projects and initiatives that help improve open source software quality and market readiness.

  • AI 

    Artificial Intelligence is quickly propagating in the software industry and is coming soon to a variety of devices and technologies that we are all using every day. In this theme, we are looking for computing platforms focusing on machine learning, reasoning, natural language processing, speech recognition, vision, etc.

  • BPM 

    Business process management (BPM) technologies use various methods to discover, model, analyze, measure, improve, optimize, and automate business processes. In this theme we are looking for innovative approaches that help provide open source users with powerful BPM solutions. 

  • Big Data and BI 

    Today BI systems enable to integrate advanced analytics for big data. Advanced analytics and BI can be highly complementary; advanced analytics can provide a deep, exploratory perspective on the data, while BI systems provide a more structured user experience. We are expecting to discover the best of recent innovations in open source BI area.  

  • Blockchain 

    A blockchain is a type of distributed ledger or decentralized database that keeps continuously updated digital records of who owns what. It allows to develop new applications that don’t depend on any central operator. Blockchains will profoundly disrupt dozens of industries including banking, finance, insurance,  amongst many others. It opens large opportunities to open source developers. This theme will welcome presentations around the latest trends and applications among blockchains.

  • Infrastructure Automation 

    Infrastructure automation is saving systems administrators and IT managers time on rote tasks and remove chances for human error during IT configuration, patch management and performance tracking. Tools and methods for infrastructure automation should be presented under this theme, in a way which highlights the best practices to successfully automate the IT infrastructure.  

  • Software Testing 

    Software testing industry is an ever growing industry with exceptional changes in the last decade. The widespread adoption of Agile and DevOps methodologies by organizations across the globe has moved the positioning of testing as an early activity in the software development lifecycle. We are keen to receive presentations about the latest trends in the open source testing arena.

  • Others 

    We love any proposal with a content worth sharing with the OW2 community even if it is outside this scope. Do not hesitate to submit yours it will be evaluated with an open mind!